Steve Smith a relieved man after Australia Cricket pay dispute ends

first_imgCricket Australia and the players’ union have reached an agreement to end a bitter, long-running pay dispute that had threatened to derail upcoming tours to Bangladesh and India and the home Ashes series against England.Australian senior men’s team captain, Steve Smith took to twitter to express his approval and joy at the new deal.”Great to get a deal done! It’s been a long and challenging process and it’s great that we can now get on with playing the game that we all love. I’d like to thank the ACA for negotiating on behalf of the players and I’m excited that we can all start working together again to continue to grow our great game. I look forward to Bangladesh, India and an exciting summer of Ashes cricket,” he tweeted.1/2 Great to get a deal done! It’s been a long and challenging process and it’s great that we can now get on with playing the game that we- Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) August 3, 20172/3 all love. I’d like to thank the ACA for negotiating on behalf of the players and I’m excited that we can all start working together- Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) August 3, 20173/3 again to continue to grow our great game. I look forward to Bangladesh, India and an exciting summer of Ashes cricket- Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) August 3, 2017Steve Smith’s Test squad was scheduled to assemble in Darwin next week to finalize preparations for a scheduled two-Test tour to Bangladesh which starts with a warm up match on August 22. A limited-overs series in India was scheduled after that, and before the Ashes series starts in Brisbane in November.advertisementAustralia coach Darren Lehmann posted his congratulations to both the players and Cricket Australia on Twitter, saying “Now for the great game to continue, and for all to entertain.”(With inputs from AP)last_img

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